Review Archive: February 2012

Zift

An impressive crime drama out of Bulgaria lumbered with a less than impressive disc.
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Nudes of the World / Take Off Your Clothes and Live

A double-bill for the "sun-worshipper".
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Chico & Rita

Nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar tonight, Chico & Rita is a love story with plenty of great music.
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The Story of Lover's Rock

Menelik Shabazz's nostalgic look back at the sweeter side of reggae.
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The Big Caper (MGM LE Collection)

Rory Calhoun stars in this fifties crime drama which, as clydefro explains, proves that film noir is not a genre.
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The Student Comedies: Four Silent Films by Yasujiro Ozu

Slackers, pratfalls and young romance.
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What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? (MGM LE Collection)

Allen Funt, creator of Candid Camera, turns his attention to sex and reactions to casual nudity, with fascinating results
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The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery (MGM LE Collection)

A weird spoof of the detective genre, set on a chicken hatchery and starring an aged Bowery Boy
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Penitentiary

Blaxploitation meets the prison flick and the boxing movie. The first sequel is here too.
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Doctor Who: The Sensorites

Sensorites versus humans in this six-part adventure from the Doctor's first season.
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The Thief and the Cobbler

Richard Williams' long-gestated animated feature finally gets a UK release, but not the one you'd like.
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Engineer Prite's Project

The Hyperkino edition of Lev Kuleshov's directorial debut, now available to UK buyers.
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By the Bluest of Seas

Boris Barnet's visually stunning Soviet drama, now available to UK buyers.
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Inkubus

Freddy's dead but has Robert Englund found a new monster worth his talents?
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Mein Freund der Mörder / Al Capone von der Pfalz

Meet Bernhard Kimmel, the 'Al Capone of the Palatinate'...